Galileo's Marbles

'Galileo's Marbles' is a three-screen video installation based on Galileo Galilei's experiments concerning the measuring of time. The installation is part of the exhibition "Under Time's Spell" (IN DE BAN VAN DE TIJD), curated by the philosopher of science Maarten Van Dyck (Ghent University).

a video installation by Sarah Vanagt

camera: Artur Castro Freire, assisted by Son Doan

sound recording and sound design: Nina de Vroome

editing: Effi Weis

reconstruction of the historical tools: Danny Van de Steene (Science Museum Ghent University)

Produced by Balthasar

With the support of

Ghent University

Historische Huizen Gent

Museum voor de Geschiedenis van de Wetenschappen (Science Museum Ghent University)


UNDER TIME'S SPELL - Sint-Pietersabdij, Ghent (7/10/2017 - 25/03/2018)

Time - there is nothing we are so familiar with and yet it continues to elude us. The exhibition « Under Time's Spell »will show you objects that capture the imagination as well asworks written over the centuries in an attempt to solve the mystery that is time. In our audioguide you will also discover the - sometimes quite astonishing - little stories behind this mind-boggling topic.

The accompanying e-book (in Dutch, French and English) by Maarten Van Dyck can be found here

For more information about the exhibition, visit the website of Sint-Pietersabdij